Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on. Here's our pick of the best places to sate that Friday feeling

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Fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute, plus the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in London this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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  • The World's Largest Cake Sculpture

    Make-A-Wish UK and Fairy are joining forces to try to break the world record for the largest cake sculpture. They've gathered all the cake and builders they need to construct a 12 metre x 10 metre edible winter wonderland in Westfield's North Atrium, but in order for the record to count every last crumb of it needs to be eaten. Donate £1 to Make-A-Wish UK and you can help them scoff their way through the fun part. Never has pudding been such an achievement.

    Westfield London, Nov 28-30

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  • John Bishop - Supersonic

    There are plenty of space-themed puns in the marketing blurb for John Bishop's 'Supersonic' tour, including 'Ground control to Major John' and 'Set the controls for the heart of fun'. But the Liverpudlian powerhouse's latest show is more likely to be about life-affirming everyman observations than the cosmos. As part of his huge UK tour, he's landing at Wembley Arena in November 2014.

    Wembley Arena, Nov 28-30

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  • Foodies Festival Christmas

    Christmas comes early for all food fanatics this year in east London. The Foodies Festival is hosting their first ever Chrimbo special, which promises to be three days of festive culinary fun including live cooking demonstrations, drinks masterclasses and a lifesized gingerbread house where you'll find ginger cider and toasted marshmallows. Special guests include John Whaite, winner of 'The Great British Bake Off' in 2012, Robert Ortiz of Lima and Kim Woodward of York and Albany, plus real reindeer will be chilling in the courtyard. Once you've eaten and drunk your fill, burn off some energy in a ceilidh dancing session, or join in the daily Christmas Bumper Quiz (5pm). An Elf Cookery School is available for children under 12.

    Old Truman Brewery, Nov 28-30

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  • Beardyman

    The beatboxer extraordinaire and festival favourite brings his seemingly physically impossible vocal talents to the stage, where his oral creations work best. He’s just invented a new bit of software, the Beardytron 5000, to loop, sample and manipulate his hip hop, D&B and electro mouth-beats with even more precision and flexibility, and he’ll be showing it off tonight.

    Koko, Nov 28

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  • Bite Street Food

    This new monthly street food market takes place in Chrisp Street, the UK's first pedestrianised shopping centre. Built as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain, Chrisp Street has been looking less and less visionary as the years have passed, despite a location just a couple of DLR stops from the moneybags of Canary Wharf. Regeneration is promised, but until it materialises the last Friday of the month will see the Bite Collective set up food stalls in front of the Idea Store, giving you a chance to scoff, wriggle around to live music, play giant games and then drown your embarrassment at the pop-up bar.

    Chrisp Street Market, Nov 28

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The World's Largest Cake Sculpture

Make-A-Wish UK and Fairy are joining forces to try to break the world record for the largest cake sculpture. They've gathered all the cake and builders they need to construct a 12 metre x 10 metre edible winter wonderland in Westfield's North Atrium, but in order for the record to count every last crumb of it needs to be eaten. Donate £1 to Make-A-Wish UK and you can help them scoff their way through the fun part. Never has pudding been such an achievement.

Westfield London, Nov 28-30

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